Fall 2024 General Admission Criteria

The Consecutive Teacher Education program (Bachelor of Education) is available to individuals with a completed degree. It is offered as a 16-month, full-time program over two years. Primary/Junior (B10) and Junior/Intermediate (B20) take place at Brock’s St Catharines campus. Intermediate/Senior (B30) takes place at Brock’s Burlington campus. Online and part-time options are not available.

Upon successful completion of the program, teacher candidates are normally recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for membership and to receive their Ontario Certificate of Qualification.

  • Program overview: For complete program details, please review the General Program Information.
  • Personal ReflectionPrior to applying to Brock’s teacher education program, we hope that you will ask yourself some important questions. Please review Essential Skills and Abilities Required for Becoming A Teacher for details.
  • How to apply: The Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) will open via OUAC TEAS in September 2023 for a September 2024 start date. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2023. The deadline to submit all documents is December 11, 2023. Please see our Step-by-Step Teacher Education Application Guide for details.
  • Important dates: Applicants must meet the deadlines as outlined. Under no circumstances will an extension to any deadline be provided.
  • Special Admission Consideration: Applicants are encouraged to review the guidelines for submitting a request.

If you are interested in our concurrent education programs, (a “concurrent” program combines a first undergraduate degree and professional education into one program of study), visit the Faculty of Education website.

Admission/Application Requirements

Applications consist of :

  1. Academic requirements, valued at 70% of the admission assessment, and
  2. The verified Experience Profile. valued at 30% of the admission assessment.

Spaces in the Teacher Education program are extremely limited, and admission is not guaranteed by fulfilling the minimum requirements. We receive significantly more applications than spaces available, which makes this a highly competitive professional program to gain admission to. Receipt of an offer in the previous cycle does not guarantee admission in the new application cycle.

Please review our FAQ on why some applications are unsuccessful, to ensure you are providing the strongest possible application.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements for all programs in addition to program specific requirements.

You will be assessed, regardless of preferred division, on your admission average. Brock requires a minimum “B” average, equivalent to 70% at Brock, based on the best 10.0 full undergraduate degree level credits (not including college diploma transfer credits). These 10.0 undergraduate credits must be complete at the time of application.

Please note the following:

  • A full undergraduate university (degree-level) credit is the equivalent of one academic year of study. For example, a full university course normally runs from September to April or is the equivalent of two semester-long courses. Both full-year and half-year courses are acceptable to meet the ten full undergraduate degree level admissions requirement.
  • Please research your home University’s credit system to ensure you have met the minimum academic requirements. For example, if your home university follows a 3.00 and 6.00 credit hour system, a 3.00-credit course is considered equivalent to one semester of study and a 6.00-credit course as equivalent to a full university course or two semesters of study.
  • We do not accept courses taken in the Fall term as “completed” as applicants typically do not have final grades for Fall courses on their transcripts by the time of the transcript submission deadline. In order for your courses to be counted as “completed” they must have been taken in the previous Spring or Summer term.

In addition to the minimum academic requirements above, applicants must meet the requirements for the specific division into which they are applying to.

  • Your undergraduate degree must be completed no later than April of the specified Admissions Year.
  • Only those credits completed at the undergraduate degree level within an acceptable undergraduate degree program are used to calculate admission averages. A full undergraduate university (degree level) credit is the equivalent of one academic year of study. College diploma credits assigned as advanced standing in a degree program will not be used for these purposes.
  • Some preference is given to applicants with graduate level qualifications.

Acceptable Degree

The minimum credential for admission is an undergraduate degree conferred by an acceptable university or other postsecondary institution as outlined below:

  1. In Canada, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates.
  2. In Canada, an acceptable college is one that is authorized to confer degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates; the college must be publicly funded.
  3. In the United States, an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. A university must be recognized by one of the following regional accreditation agencies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The university must be considered equivalent to a university referred to in number 1.
  4. In a country other than Canada an acceptable university is one that is authorized to confer academic degrees under the laws of jurisdiction in which it operates. Typically, in the case of a country that is a member of the Commonwealth, the university is eligible for membership in the Association of Commonwealth Universities. For all other countries, eligibility for membership in the International Association of Universities is expected. A university must be considered equivalent to an institution referred to in number 1.

Important Note: Brock University reserves the right to determine if degrees granted by institutions in the above categories are suitable for the purpose of admission to Brock’s teacher education program.

Experience Profile

In addition to meeting both the minimum and division specific academic requirements, applicants must complete their Experience Profile. Experience Profiles must be verifiable. You may only access the Experience Profile AFTER you have submitted your application via TEAS. Please go to the Experience Profile Requirements for further information.

If you have any questions, please email futurestudent@brocku.ca